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everybody."you're watching good moring iowa in hd. we are iowa's most accurate weather team. good morning iowa starts now " elias: good morning iowa! i'm ???. it's x:00 a-m on tuesday, january 26th thanks for joining us! elias: good to have everyone with us! and it's great to have central iowa's most accurate forecast with meterologist sam schreier! hey sam! sam: (sam adlibs) sam (sam adlibs) sam: weather adlib: we are going to be digging out today from the light snow we had yesterday afternoon and evening, but luckily for us we will likely stay dry through much of the weekend. today is going to be a cloudy and windy day with highs in the upper 20s and wind chills in the lower 20s and teens. overnight tonight it will be very cold with a low in the mid to
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least the winds will die down. wednesday is looking windy but warm with a high near 35 and patches of sun especially during the morning hours. every day this week will keep getting warmer and warmer until we get to friday where we rocket into the mid 40s! saturday is also looking absolutely gorgeous with highs topping into the mid to upper 40s. sunday we will likely see temps fall a bit with a small chance for a rain/snow mix entering northern iowa. a larger weather system is looming towards the beginning of next week so we will be tracking it carefully as caucuses are next monday.
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we stay with elias: we stay with weather as wes get into the top five this morning.... elias: at least 41 weather-related deaths have now been reported across 12 states and the district of columbia, as eighty million people continue to dig out from the snow. those who did try to go to work had to trudge through the snow, as major cities shut down transit services. city officials now working on where to put all of the snow, as they clear roads for travel. elias: in the number two spot this morning... elias: number 14 iowa state welcoming number four kansas to hilton last night... the teams
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rivalry, with kansas holding a lead for all of the first half... midway through the second half, i-s-u tied it...with a deonte burton three-pointer giving them the lead. the cyclones held on to the lead and finish with a big 85 to 72 win over the jayhawks. elias: the third thing you need to know before you walk out the door... elias: a dart bus went off-road, crashing into a home near east douglas avenue and cambridge street monday evening. the driver and one passenger were injured. the homeowner said the impact felt like an earthquake. dart officials believe the driver may have suffered a medical issue that led to the crash, which is still under investigation. elias: number four... elias: the three democratic presidential candidates took the stage at drake university last night for a town hall....last high-profile event before the iowa caucuses.. hillary clinton faced down recent attacks against her, as she tried to build her appeal to young voters. her main rival, bernie sanders, took questions about his healthcare and education
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explaining why socialist shouldn't be a bad label. martin o'malley, who has been a distant third, used his time to try and invigorate supporters, and show that he is a viable option. elias: and finally in the top five... elias: a texas grand jury has cleared planned parenthood of wrongdoing over a series of controversial undercover videos. the videos appeared to suggest planned parenthood illegally sold fetal tissue and organs. the jury instead indicted the two anti-abortion activists behind the staged videos that sparked the controversy. elias: the topic of gun control is getting attention at the iowa statehouse....wit h a new bill circulating. elias: the measure would give children under the age of 14 the right to use a handgun with their parents permission and supervison this is the third year a pair of young girls... 10 and 12 year old meredith and natalie gibson ...have led the effort to get the law changed. the girls say they like to shoot for sport and hobby just like it was ballet or basketball ... this year they have their own
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potential law change called the youth safety and parental rights act. they presented their story at a judiciary sub committee monday afternoon... and found a room split with suppport and opposition. "it boils down to this is a common sense approach. " "children under the age of 14 don't have the same kind of judgement as children 16, 17,18 might have " elias: for the youth safety and parental rights voted on in a house it passes it will go to a full committee. bill... it passed in the house three times. iowa lawmakers...the state's upcoming medicaid education funding... the director of iowa's medicaid program updated a senate committee improvements they've made so
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switch over to managed care. one concern has been about the call centers for people on medicaid who have questions about the change over. the changeover is expected to take place march first.... as for education funding, it remains a fight over numbers.... the debate hit the house floor...with a bill calling for a four percent funding increase... but an amendment has passed the house to change it to a two percent increase. "19:41 under this plan, property taxes will go up, class size will icrease, positions will be cut, items like textbook purchases will be ushedoff for another year and technology will be pu at the bottom of purchase orders. " elias: after the lengthy session last year due to education funding, iowa lawmakers said it would be a top priority for 2016... local five will continue to follow the debate at the statehouse this session. elias:
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(sam adlibs) sam: weather adlib: digging out today from the light snow we had yesterday afternoon and evening, but luckily for us we will likely stay dry through much of the weekend. today is going to be a cloudy and windy day with highs in the upper 20s and wind chills in the lower 20s and teens.
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upper teens, but at die down. wednesday is looking windy but 35 and patches of sun especially during the morning hours. every day this week will keep getting warmer and warmer until we get to friday where we rocket into the mid 40s! saturday is also looking absolutely gorgeous with highs topping into the mid to upper 40s. sunday we will likely see temps fall a bit with a small chance for a rain/snow mix entering northern iowa. a larger weather system is looming towards the beginning of next week so we will be tracking it carefully as caucuses are next monday.
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damaging fire is sparked during some work at a marshalltown business... sunday night, firefighters repsonded to j- b-s swift and company's meat packing plant in marshalltown. crews spent nearly two hours removing portions of the roof and extinguishing the smoldering areas. after investigation, it was confirmed the fire started as a result of roofing work, causing nearly 500 thousand dollars in damage. elias: damage. elias: at ((time check)) we'll take a short break, but still have more good morning iowa ahead... coming up, the winter weather can have an effect on your emotions....but there are ways to fight off a winter depression. elias: but first...for those traveling into polk county...be safe this morning... the sheriff's office has automated traffic enforcement vehicles at two locations.... one at the ...five-thousand block of northeast 22nd street and a second at the ...71-hundred block of southeast vandalia ..that's in pleasant hill. so take care on the roads
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elias: let's also get a quick look at traffic... this is i-235 at valley west... [current conditions] good morning iowa continues
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"your wathcing good morning iowa in hd with elias johnson, sabrina ahmed and we are iowas most accurate forecast with meteorologist sam schreier. this is good morning iowa." elias: a cliffside dwelling may have a great view, but some california residents have been ordered to evacuate for fears their homes could fall into the pacific ocean.
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loosened and washed away the ground, leaving the cliffs to crumble. but some residents say they have no plans to leave despite the order and previous evacuations. sabrina: elias: (anchor toss to wx) sam: adlib toss. sam: weather adlib: we are going to be digging out today from the light snow we had yesterday afternoon and evening, but luckily for us we will likely stay dry through much of the weekend. today is going to be a cloudy and windy day with highs in the upper 20s and wind chills in the lower 20s and teens. overnight tonight it will be very cold with a low in the mid to upper teens, but at least the winds will die down. wednesday is looking windy but warm with a high near 35 and patches of sun especially during the morning hours. every day this week will keep getting warmer and warmer until we get to friday where we rocket into the mid 40s! saturday is also looking absolutely gorgeous with highs topping into the mid to
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fall a bit with a small chance for a rain/snow mix entering northern iowa. a larger weather system is looming towards the beginning of next week so we will be tracking it carefully as caucuses are next monday. elias: winter can be a tough season. especially with the fierce snow storm we just saw hit the east coast... a lot of folks
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dreary days to a lot of folks just want these dreary days to go away. but there are ways to fight the winter blues. holly firfer explains even if you love the cold and outdoor winter sports, you've got to admit this has been a tough season. not only is it brisk outside, but shorter days and longer nights can bring on the blues. it's estimated at least 12 million americans suffer from a type of depression called seasonal affective disorder or sad. doctors say in severe cases people with sad become depressed. many patients claim they just can't function. that's because the brain goes through a chemical imbalance due to a lack of sunlight, which can lead to a number of such as fatigue, lack oversleeping, concentrating and high in carbohydrates there are ways sad can be treated. modify your diet and exercise more. there are
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light boxes that are used to treat those with sad and if the problem becomes serious, some doctors will recommend anti- depressants or psychotherapy to help patients get through the dark days of winter. and be with family. laughter and togetherness are great therapy for the winter blues. it's a perfect way to stay warm, even if the temperatures outside are frigid " elias: time for a short break, when we come back... why buy a home, when you could own a whole town...we'll show you the real estate listing that could make you mayor without
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"now, we are iowa's most accurate forecast with meteorologist sam schreier. certified by weatherrate the independent weather experts" sam weather adlib: put script here in green we are going to be digging out today from the light snow we had yesterday afternoon and evening, but luckily for us we will likely stay dry through much of the weekend. today is going to be a cloudy and windy day with highs in the upper 20s and wind chills in the lower 20s and teens. overnight tonight it will be very cold with a low in the mid to upper teens, but at least the winds will die down. wednesday is looking windy but warm with a high near 35 and patches of sun especially during the morning hours. every day this week will keep getting warmer and warmer until we get to
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saturday is also looking absolutely gorgeous with highs topping into the mid to upper 40s. sunday we will likely see temps fall a bit with a small chance for a rain/snow mix entering northern iowa. a larger weather system is looming towards the beginning of next week so we will be tracking it carefully as caucuses are next monday. sam toss back.
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in take a look at this today...a chance to own a whole town... elias: welcome to nipton, california...popu
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people... and for the right price, you can own this small desert community the listing includes eighty acres, and all of the properties...such as a country store, r-v park...and the nipton hotel. owners can do what they like, even call themselves the mayor...all for five million dollars. all: (reax) elias: well time now for another
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come back... the record snow on the east coast also caused some indoor records for those stuck in their homes. ..but first here's what happened last night on jimmy kimmel live.
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"you're watching good morning iowa in hd. we are iowa." elias: on your money now elias: steady job growth and low mortgage rates meant some good news for the housing market... home sales rebounded in december, with total sales for 20-15 the most in nine years. the national association of realtors said sales of existing homes climbed almost 15 percent last month . sales had previously plummeted as the industry adapted to new mortgage disclosure rules. elias: its no surprise that if you want to go to the n-f- l's biggest game, you'll have to pay some big bucks. the average resale price for tickets to the superbowl is almost 52- hundred dollars. a pair of seats near midfield for the february 7th matchup between the carolina panthers and denver broncos sold for 12- thousand one- hundred dollars each... that's the most expensive seats sold so far.
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and finally the historic snowfall from the weekend winter storm has kept millions indoors....and their cable boxes have been working overtime. at one point on saturday, nearly one-point-three million comcast customers used on demand to watch movies and tv shows at the same time. officials with the cable provider say that's a record for simultaneous views. elias: that's a look at your money this morning... coming up after the break... sam's in with central iowa's most accurate forecast... but first... time for a quick look at traffic... this is i-235 at euclid... [current conditions] good morning iowa returns after this.
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"you're watching good moring iowa in hd. we are iowa's most accurate weather team. good morning iowa starts now " elias: thanks for joining us on your [day of week] morning, i'm sabrina ahmed. elias: and i'm elias johnson... elias: weather is always first on good morning iowa... in with central iowa's most accurate forecast... meteorologist sam schreier. sam: (adlib toss) sam weather adlib: we are going to be digging out today from the light snow we had yesterday afternoon and evening, but luckily for us we will likely stay dry through much of the weekend. today is going to be a cloudy and windy day with highs in the upper 20s and wind chills in the lower 20s and teens. overnight tonight it will be very cold with a low in the mid to
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least the winds will die down. wednesday is looking windy but warm with a high near 35 and patches of sun especially during the morning hours. every day this week will keep getting warmer and warmer until we get to friday where we rocket into the mid 40s! saturday is also looking absolutely gorgeous with highs topping into the mid to upper 40s. sunday we will likely see temps fall a bit with a small chance for a rain/snow mix entering northern iowa. a larger weather system is looming towards the beginning of next week so we will be tracking it carefully as caucuses are next monday.
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the last high- profile event for democrats before the iowa caucuses came to des moines last night. elias: democratic presidential candidates gathered at drake university to discuss the issues ahead of the iowa caucus, the first contest of the 2016 election season. the questions were picked by voters themselves. kim hutcherson has more: " --reporter pkg-as follows-- at cnn's democratic town hall in des moines, voters took center stage - presenting their questions to the candidates seeking the democratic presidential nomination. hillary clinton -- who has a six-point lead in iowa, according to the latest poll -- faced
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philosophical approach responding against her clinton/democratic "look, i've been around a long time . people have thrown all kinds of things with me. she also reminded voters she has been working on healthcare for a very long time. (hillary clinton/democratic presidential candidate) "when i worked on healthcare back in 93 and 94 - and i don't know if you were born then - but if you'd been around and had been able to pay attention, i was trying to get us to universal healthcare coverage working with my husband." (martin o'malley/democratic presidential candidate) martin o'malley was sandwiched in between clinton and sanders -- he had a message for his supporters "hold strong at your caucus because america is looking for a new leader. america is scanning the
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this fed up with our gridlocked, dysfunctional congress and think old ideologies are going to move us forward." bernie sanders kicked off the debate, and took many questions about his healthcare plans and viability as a candidate. (bernie sanders/democratic presidential candidate) "the ideas i am talking about are not radical ideas. on february first, iowa caucus goers will choose a candidate that best represents their interests. i'm kim hutcherson reporting" elias: now, republican presidential candidates also have one more primetime event ahead of monday... the presidential hopefuls will take the stage thursday night at the iowa events center for their seventh debate. the line up for the primetime
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"happy-hour" debates have not been announced officially...but they should be similar to the ones from january 14th. elias: candidates on the campaign trail will lead to early dismissal for students at marshalltown schools today... administrators say due to the timing of events for donald trump and hillary clinton, they will have a district0wide dismissal at one this afternoon. the decision is based on the time needed to prepare for the campaign events, and due to concerns over traffic around the schools. elias: new this morning, ames may experience some rusty water this week... elias: ames officials say testing on newly installed pipes may lead to rusty water or fluctuations in water pressure. the new pipes will connect the future water plant with the existing water plant infrastructure.. testing is expected two or three more times this week... the city says that the water is still safet to
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residents should run the tap for a few minutes to verify the clarity. elias: we're back with meterologist sam schreier... sam: (sam adlibs) sam: weather adlib: we are going to be digging out today from the light snow we had yesterday afternoon and evening, but
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weekend. today is going to be a cloudy and windy day with highs in the upper 20s and wind chills in the lower 20s and teens. will be very cold with a low in the mid to least the winds will looking windy but warm with a high near 35 and patches of sun especially during the morning hours. every day this week will keep getting warmer and warmer until we get to friday where we rocket into the mid 40s! looking absolutely gorgeous with highs topping into the mid to upper 40s. sunday we will likely see temps fall a bit with a small chance for a rain/snow mix entering northern iowa. a larger weather system is looming towards the beginning of next week so we will be tracking it carefully as caucuses are next monday. elias: 12 states continue their effort to dig out of the snow...as we take a look at national headlines... elias: the historic blizzard has
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eighty million americans...causi ng governments and schools to close...and major transportation delays. at least 41 weather-related deaths have now been reported across a dozen states and the district of columbia. those who did try to go to work monday had to trudge through the snow, as major cities shut down transit services. meanwhile air travelers are feeling the pain as airports slowly return to life. 12-thousand flights have been canceled, including about 18-hundred monday. " (mos) "i've had 8 cancellations, but they've been rolling " (mos) "i've had 8 cancellations, but they've been rolling the cancellations over, so i'm thrilled to be getting out and heading back to new orleans [butt to] "i had a nice little kind of forced vacation in dc, so it was good it wasn't too bad."" elias: the problem facing cities now, is what to do with all of
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streets and sidewalks. elias: and a texas grand jury has cleared planned parenthood of wrongdoing over a series of controversial undercover videos. the videos appeared to suggest planned parenthood illegally sold fetal tissue and organs. the jury instead indicted the two anti-abortion activists behind the staged videos that sparked the controversy. planned parenthood alleges the group edited the footage to suggest it sells fetal tissue for profit. elias: dart continues its investigation into a monday bus crash... elias: crash... elias: the bus, carrying two passengers, went off the road and crashed into a house a little after 5 p-m. it happened near east douglas avenue and cambridge street. the bus driver and one passenger were injured. the woman who lives here was home at the time of the crash... she got out ok, but says the impact felt like an earthquake. " i had just gotten up from the living room to the kitchen to do dishes a few minutes later the whole house shook and everything fell. i came out and the
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smashed in. " elias: janet said she's not as worried about her house as much as she is about her 6 cats that were inside and are unaccounted for tonight. the cause of the crash is still being investigated at this time, but dart officials believe the driver may have had a medical issue. the red cross was also there to help. elias: at ((time check)) we'll take a short break here on good morning iowa... coming up, we'll talk about why cyclone fans may have a slow start to their morning....after a big celebration last night. elias: but before we go...as you get ready to start your day...be safe out on the roads.... des moines police will have mobile radar set up at three locations... one at the ....six hundred block of 40th...northboun d the next is set up at the three- thousand block of sixth avenue...southbo und and a third at the 44-hundred block of south union, facing northbound .so use caution while driving..
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while we're at it... a quick look at traffic... this is i-235 at mlk... [current conditions] good morning iowa continues after this!
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morning iowa in hd with elias johnson, sabrina ahmed and we are iowas most accurate forecast with meteorologist sam schreier. this is good morning iowa." sam: weather adlib: we are going to be digging out today from the light snow we had yesterday afternoon and evening, but luckily for us we will likely stay dry through much of the weekend. today is going to be a cloudy and windy day with
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lower 20s and teens. overnight tonight it will be very cold with a low in the mid to upper teens, but at least the winds will die down. wednesday is looking windy but warm with a high near 35 and patches of sun especially during the morning hours. every day this week will keep getting warmer and warmer until we get to friday where we rocket into the mid 40s! saturday is also looking absolutely gorgeous with highs topping into the mid to upper 40s. sunday we will likely see temps chance for a rain/snow iowa. a larger weather towards the beginning will be tracking it carefully as caucuses are next monday. sam toss back.
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well good news for cyclone fans....bad news for sabrina last night as number 14 iowa state welcomed number four kansas to hilton... the teams renewed their rivalry, with kansas holding a lead for all of the first half... midway through the second half, i-s-u tied it...with a deonte burton three-pointer giving them the lead. the cyclones held on to the lead and finish with a big 85 to 72 win over the jayhawks. all: (reax)
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the hawkeyes also had something to celebrate monday...the latest a-p poll put them at number three. and just like football, the hawkeye hoopsters are also making history this season! this season is their best start in the big ten since 19-70... right now they are on a 13 game big ten win streak dating back to last season! all: (reax) elias: we have lots
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ahead...but first here's abc's kendis gibson and reena ninan with america's money. america's money script: good morning. topping "america's money"... all-day breakfast at mcdonald's is really good morning. topping "america's money" -- all-day breakfasts at mcdonald's is really sizzling. >> the burger giant had better than expected earnings last quarter, up more than 5.5%, which it credits to its all-day breakfast. the key to your home's value may be the supermarket nearby. there's a new study that finds that
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joe's or whole foods are worth twice as much as the national average. >> within two years of a trader joe's opening nearby, home prices surged 10% more than in other neighborhoods. but you may need a home equity loan to buy a super bowl ticket. seat geek says the average price right now is more than $5300. >> that's the most at this point before a super bowl in six years. >> not bad. >> i guess hot dogs will cost too much. >> oh, man. and that's "america's money." >> have a great day. at hillshire farm, spice is the spice of life. that's why our craftsmen season every sausage perfectly. so you can coax out great flavor effortlessly. hillshire farm. because it's worth doing right.
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independent weather experts" sam weather adlib: put script here in green we are going to be digging out today from the light snow we had yesterday afternoon and evening, but luckily for us we will likely stay dry through much of the weekend. today is going to be a cloudy and windy day with highs in the upper 20s and wind chills in the lower 20s and teens. overnight tonight it will be very cold with a low in the mid to upper teens, but at least the winds will die down. wednesday is looking windy but warm with a high near 35 and patches of sun especially during the morning hours. every day this week will keep getting warmer and warmer until we get to friday where we rocket into the mid 40s! saturday is also looking absolutely gorgeous with highs topping into the mid to upper 40s. sunday we will likely see temps fall a bit with a small chance for a rain/snow mix entering northern iowa. a larger weather system is looming
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of next week so we will be tracking it carefully as caucuses are next monday. sam toss back.
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trending now...a walk around the block turns into a marathon finish for a dog in alabama elias: lots of pictures from the elkmont half- marathon in alabama are being shared...mainly because of ludivine the bloodhound. her owners had let her out for a bathroom break....but she ended up at the starting line... and without a human or leash, ran the entire 13-point-one- miles. her owner... didn't even know about her
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until a friend called and filled her in. ludivine even finished seventh...and was presented a finisher's medal for her accomplishment.. before going home for a long nap, all: (reax) elias: time for another short break here on good morning iowa .... a quick look outside as you get ready to start your day....when we return, a look at the top stories in our morning refresh. elias: : do you have a story for us...or a comment you want to share? well be sure to contact us. you can email us or call our newsroom... we're also on facebook.... "we are iowa local 5 news" and twitter "we are iowa 5 news" if you see news
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we are iowa and "you're watching good morning iowa in hd. we are iowa." elias: welcome back everyone....as we wrap up our first hour, we recap your headlines...in the morning refresh... elias: as cities return to life, the weekend blizzard still causing problems for those on the east coast. elias: here in the metro, investigators look into the cause of monday's dart bus crash. elias: while the democratic presidential candidates took part in their last big event before the caucuses. elias: time now for another short break... but when we come back... we'll check in with the statehouse, where medicaid, gun rights, and education funding are at the top of discussion. plus sam's in with a look at your morning forecast! another full hour of good morning iowa... is right after this.
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